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Grateful Dead Live at Fox Theatre on 1972-10-19

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Grateful Dead Live at Fox Theatre on 1972-10-19

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Promised Land, Tennessee Jed, Jack Straw, Don't Ease Me In, Black Throated Wind, Sugaree, Mexicali Blues, Bertha, El Paso, China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider, Beat It On Down The Line, Dire Wolf, Around & Around, Casey Jones Big River, Friend Of The Devil, Me & My Uncle, Bird Song, Truckin'-> Drums-> The Other One-> He's Gone-> The Other One, Greatest Story Ever Told, Comes A Time, Not Fade Away-> Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad-> Not Fade Away

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Fox Theatre
Location St. Louis, MO

Source Soundboard
Lineage SBD > MR > Cass > DAT > CDR
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SBD > MR > Cass > DAT > CDR; via DES; cuts into Promised


Reviewer: njpg - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 15, 2015
Subject: -
A very nice show indeed, and looking at pics of the Fox Theatre, it must have been stunning visually. The jamming in GDTRFB is some of the best I've heard, but the whole show doesn't merit a super-awesome rating.
Reviewer: chris phillips - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 30, 2015
Subject: '72
solid, enjoyable, professional 1972 GD - yes much better than 9/21/74 (and everything after oh um)
Reviewer: oh_uh_um_ah - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 21, 2009
Subject: The GRATEFUL DEAD "Live On Stage" October 19, 1972 at the Fox Theatre, St. Louis, MO, U.S.A.


I recommend adding this show to your 1972 GRATEFUL DEAD collection.

It's not perfect, but it is the Fox Theatre in 1972...

Eat, Drink, Be Merry and Listen to the GRATEFUL DEAD.

Thanks for the love from the Fox.

PS: I guess the beauty of the IA is that we can finally be picky about GRATEFUL DEAD shows. In the old days when we came across a taper we begged for anything they had and were thankful for what we got; my how times have

This show was good back then, and it's still good now. Get all 3 shows at the Fox, October 17th, 18th and 19th.

PSS: It's definitely better than September 21, 1974 at the Palais Des Sports, Paris, France.
Reviewer: ststephen49 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 23, 2008
Subject: Nothing like the Fox...
I was lucky enough to live in the area and the Fox run of shows was dazzling. Rumors at the time had the Dead considering purchasing this grand old theatre for their Midwest outpost. This show had an energy that just quite doesn't translate, in spite of all of the good words written about it here. The band was on the whole 3 nights, feeling so comfortable and settled in this beautiful space with the lineup I consider the best I'd seen in my time and the crowd was primed. The music was transformational live and in person, especially from 5th row Jerry, although that's just where my body was. Kieth was really on, and as the new guy was adding texture and layers that meshed soooo well with Jerry, Phil & Bobby. Bill was ever-present, moving it all along with amazing rolls & fills, all really tight. The crowd was really high on the music, the acoustics, each other, about 4500 heads all getting off all know what I mean. Jack Straw, Sugaree, China>Rider, Bird Song, The Other One...By the time we hit NFA>GDTRFB>NFA we were at a fever pitch, riding the Bus to the Gates of Heaven to the Paradise that lay in front of us. But really I was immersed in the whole show, 1st song to last, not an off note to my sunshined mind. I'm was blessed to have seen the band at this time, and doubly blessed to have seen these Fox shows.
Reviewer: darkstar11/11/73 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 19, 2007
Subject: agreed
I agree with previous reviewers on this one. Not the best of the year, or even of the tour.....but in a year like 72 thats not to say the show isnt very enjoyable.......One thing that stood out to me while listining was keith's solo in The Other One, right after the frist verse....he kicks in the Wha-wha and really lets go....havent heard another example of this before.
Reviewer: comfortador - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 5, 2006
Subject: This fun, fluid Other One...
...really is very good. There is an especially nice jam after the first O1 verse - a lull, which Billy fills, explodes into a jazzy rolling groove with very fast leads. It teeters on the brink of a full Tiger jam, pulls back from the edge, veers back into the weird, and finally ends up back at the theme before spacing into He's Gone. Classic GD group improv at its finest.

Of course fall '72 is one of the nearly can't-miss eras, and maybe this isn't the best show of the tour, but it's really good, and the Other One is superb.
Reviewer: capn doubledose - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 17, 2006
Subject: Worth a listen for Other One and Bird Song...
But I do know what the others here mean especially this fall tour had some whoppers.... check out 11/17 Wichita which is a favorite for this time and this also has ample use of the wawa and a killer Other One (this starts slow and builds by 20:00 it's thumping)

* Other distinguishing feature is the ONLY AND ONLY Other One>He'sGone>Other One I am aware of + coming out of that into Greatest Story is strong.
Reviewer: jfk62 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 27, 2005
Subject: SBD at
I downloaded the soundboard. Good sound. Good performances. Standard fare from the period, but done well, as usual.
Reviewer: markgugs - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 28, 2005
Subject: Good show, not stellar
After the fantastic performance of the night before, this show is slightly lacking, and as already mentioned, the SBD is just not as crisp as many others from fall '72.

The 3rd disc is superb though, with a killer Other One, an absolutely gorgeous He's Gone, and another tasty NFA > GDTRFB > NFA show closer.

Show: B+
Sound: B+
Reviewer: Bill V - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 4, 2004
Subject: Solid Show-4+
Somewhat mellow...with an excellent Truckin>Drums>Other One>He's Gone>Other One. Fine "Comes a Time" as well.
Sound could be a little "crisper" still definetly worth a listen and download.
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